Being a parent or guardian of a teenager has its challenges. The teenage years are a period of rapid emotional and social development, and with this can come highs and lows.

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This is why researchers from Monash University and Prevention United are offering FREE access to the Partners in Parenting PLUS (PiP+) program. PiP+ is an award-winning, evidence-based online parenting program designed to empower parents to make sense of adolescence and raise their teenager with confidence.

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is pleased to be able to promote this program to our local community to help work towards our purpose of advancing mental health.

PiP+ includes features such as:

  • A new module providing expert-endorsed information about parenting through the pandemic
  • An online community with other parents of teens
  • Personalised feedback about parenting, and the mental wellbeing of the parent and teenager
  • 10 user friendly interactive online modules (15-25mins each) tailored for parents to do in their own time
  • Be part of a world leading research project

PiP+ is aimed at parents or guardians of a teenager between the ages of 12-17 years. Parents can find out more, or register at

Otherwise, please email the PiP+ team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone them on: 0492 476 075

What does the research involve?
This project aims to evaluate the effects of an online parenting program to support parents of teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, called Partners in Parenting (PiP), was initially developed to help equip parents with knowledge and skills that may protect their teenage children against mental health problems like depression and anxiety. We have recently updated the program, PiP+, to make it more relevant for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PiP+ program includes new, expert-endorsed recommendations for supporting adolescent mental health during the pandemic, as well as an optional online peer support group for parents who are completing the program. The peer support group is conducted via Facebook, and will be open for all parents who register for the PiP+ program. 

You can read the full research Explanatory Statement online.